Revisions to Sign Regulations

Revisions to Durham's Sign Regulations

In 2017, The Durham City-County Planning Department, in conjunction with the City and County Attorney’s offices, initiated a project to revise Durham’s sign regulations found primarily within Article 11 of the Unified Development Ordinance. The primary purpose for this project is to update the regulations to comply with the Reed v. Town of Gilbert decision by the Supreme Court of the United States. Additional updates to comply with other state and/or federal laws, along with general technical clarifications, re-organizations, and minor changes will also be included.

In April 2018, the Durham Joint City-County Planning Committee received an overview and update of the project including a preliminary draft set of revisions. Following that meeting, a public meeting was held on May 31, 2018 and the Planning commission received heard an informational item in August 2018.

Revisions to Durham's Sign Regulations


The Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the item on December 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm. The Planning Commission homepage can be found at https://durhamnc.gov/1367/Planning-Commission, which includes date, time, location, and agenda information.

Past Documents


1. Public Review Draft Ordinance- May 2018 (PDF) 
2. April 4, 2018 JCCPC Memo (PDF)
3. August 2018 Planning Commission Information Item

Contact Information

If you have any comments or questions, or to receive more information, please contact Michael Stock, Senior Planner, at 919-560-4137 ext. 28227.